Sat out last season following his transfer from Western Kentucky ... is expected to provide immediate help in the frontcourt ... has three seasons of eligibility remaining.
As a Freshman at Western Kentucky (2003-04)
Averaged 5.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in starting 20 of 28 games for 15-13 WKU in 2003-04 ... also posted 31 assists, 19 steals and was second on the team with 11 blocked shots and 13 dunks ... appeared in all 28 games ... came off the bench in the first five games of the season before going on to start 20 of the last 23 games ... his 25.2 minutes per game average ranked fourth on the team ... his 134 total rebounds were the second-highest freshman total in Western Kentucky school history behind the 275 boards posted by 7-1, 285-pound Chris Marcus in 1999-00 ... was part of the reason WKU finished the season ranked sixth nationally in rebound margin at +7.2 rpg. ... scored a season-high 18 points vs. Arkansas-Little Rock and added a season-best 11 rebounds vs. Louisville ... finished the year with four double-digit scoring games.
Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. (head coach Mike Preston) ... averaged 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in helping Hargrave Military Academy to a 27-4 record in 2002-03 ... finished the season with five consecutive double-doubles, missing four others by just one rebound ... recorded his first double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds against Fork Union Military Academy in December ... the double-double began a streak of eight consecutive double digit scoring games ... posted season highs for points (22) and rebounds (14) versus Mount Olive Junior College's JV squad ... also pulled down 14 boards versus Bonner Academy.
Northwest High School in Germantown, Md. (head coach Nathan Lewis) ... also played with the D.C. Blue Devils AAU team ... averaged nearly 16 points and 10 rebounds per game and was named to the Nike Peach Jam Classic in his last season with the Blue Devils.
Was originally recruited by Duquesne prior to committing to Western Kentucky ... also visited Richmond and VCU ... was the first player to sign with WKU after the hiring of new head coach Darrin Horn ... liberal arts major ... full name is Ryan Christopher Lambert ... date of birth: 2/15/84.